Author Archive: Randall Newton

Randall S. Newton is Managing Editor of GraphicSpeak. He has been writing about engineering and design technologies for more than 25 years.

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Training entrepreneurs for the Internet of Things

Training entrepreneurs for the Internet of Things

A new partnership between PTC and the University of Utah will help equip a novel student think tank. The new $45 million Lassonde Studio at the University of Utah will become a state-of-the-art collegiate think tank when it opens Fall 2016. One part student residence, one part research center and one part maker garage space, [...]

By September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Eight terabytes of storage in a mobile workstation

Eight terabytes of storage in a mobile workstation

The Eurocom Panther 5 puts the capabilities of a data center server in a portable form factor. Boutique computer manufacturer Eurocom has released a monster mobile workstation, designed to put the capabilities of a data center server into a portable computer. The key is its support for up to four 2TB RAID drives. Eurocom expects [...]

By September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Bentley takes project management to the cloud

Bentley takes project management to the cloud

New ProjectWise Essentials is pre-configured with industry best practices for AEC information management. Bentley Systems today released a version of its ProjectWise AEC information management software suite as a cloud-based solution. ProjectWise Essentials is a subset of the local server version, designed with smaller workgroups in mind. ProjectWise is currently the project management systems of [...]

By September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Southpaw extends Tactic digital asset management suite

Southpaw extends Tactic digital asset management suite

Five new products help media and entertainment content creators.   Every industry is coping with an explosion in digital assets as it becomes both more important and easier to create and save content. The media and entertainment industry is no different. Digital asset management software provider Southpaw Technology today releases five new applications that extend [...]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
AMD targets the mother of all niche markets

AMD targets the mother of all niche markets

Commercial PC sales are staging a comeback in 2014; AMD wants to make sure they get in on the action. By Randall S. Newton Until the rise of smartphones and tablets, the commercial PC business drove the computer industry. Innovations such as solid-state storage and CPUs that are more powerful were introduced into PCs for [...]

By September 23, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Solid Angle releases Arnold for Houdini

Solid Angle releases Arnold for Houdini

The popular cross-platform ray-tracing engine can now work with the Houdini 3D animation engine. Setups can be shared with the Maya and Softimage editions of Arnold. Users of the cross-platform renderer Arnold now have a new choice of animation engines. New Arnold for Houdini from Solid Angle brings the powerful non-biased photorealistic rendering solution used [...]

By September 22, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Goodbye lost wax casting for gold jewelry

Goodbye lost wax casting for gold jewelry

A partnership between 3D printer manufacturer EOS and precious metals provider Cooksongold results in a new printer. Sculptor and jewelry designer Johannes von Stumm came up with his latest design for a set of puzzle rings, he knew he needed to create them directly using 3D printing rather than use traditional lost wax casting. “I create [...]

By September 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Fast-growing Vectorworks releases 2015 suite

Fast-growing Vectorworks releases 2015 suite

New version contains more than 100 updates and many new features. Japan has become a hot market. BIM software vendor Nemetschek Vectorworks is introducing its 2015 update this month with a cheery business update: unit sales of its software rose more than 30% in the past year, fueled by a recovering construction industry and increased [...]

By September 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Stratasys to acquire GrabCAD

Stratasys to acquire GrabCAD

Fast-growing cloud-based 3D collaboration platform will remain CAD neutral. 3D printing manufacturer Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) today says it will acquire GrabCAD, the popular website community and collaboration platform for product design. The deal will be all-cash, but other terms were not announced. The acquisition is expected to close before the end of the month. GrabCAD [...]

By September 16, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Siemens makes PLM new again

Siemens makes PLM new again

Solving complexity becomes the new foundation for innovation. There was a time when the three largest vendors of product lifecycle management (PLM) software all agreed they were in the PLM business. But in recent years new technologies and shifting customer allegiances have caused Dassault Systèmes and PTC to toss the three-letter acronym in search of [...]

By September 11, 2014 2 Comments Read More →